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April 26, 2008

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker to be Celebrated at Spelman College on May 6th

Atlanta, GA - The Spelman College Women's Research and Resource Center and The Women's Action for New Direction will sponsor a Mother's Day for Peace awards ceremony honoring Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker, on Tuesday, May 6.

Walker who attended Spelman College on full scholarship in 1961 before transferring, received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1983 for her critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple.

Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, president of Spelman College will host this special event and will also serve as honorary co-chair with Dr. Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott College. Local activists Alice Lovelace and Jackie Adams will also be honored. source

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